Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Published on August 3, 2016 by Lauren

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    Anyone who has been following me for any length of time knows what a fan of Chicken Parmesan I am. I have a Slow Cooker version, and the ULTIMATE Chicken Parmesan recipe as well.

    But this is even easier. Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Casserole. And it’s so good!

    If you want to use jarred sauce, be my guest (but make sure to use about 28 oz.). But I prefer to use my homemade spaghetti sauce recipe.  The flavors end up making a really tasty sauce, especially with the chicken cooking in it.

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    So anyway – just cook the chicken in the sauce, shred it, and then add the pasta (I recommend something like penne). Now the pasta will take longer to cook than if you were following the directions on the box. But a pasta like penne would take about 20 minutes to become al dente.

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    Once the pasta is done, top with cheese and then close the lid. It will melt in about 10 minutes.

    Ok – now for my favorite part… for any good chicken parmesan recipe, you will need a bit of crunch, right? The best chicken parmesan always has a nice crispy breadcrumb crust on the outside. So to achieve that, we will make a crispy breadcrumb topping. Simply fry some breadcrumbs in oil for a few minutes, and that’s all it takes.

    Use this awesome breadcrumb topping when you serve it. Super good.

    If you’re interested in some other recipes like this one, I’ve got a whole BUNCH of amazing slow cooker recipes that you’ve got to check out.

    Make sure to bookmark or pin this one, because I’m sure you will make it again!

    And if you like this one, you might be interested in 40 other slow cooker dump recipes that are AMAZING! The Slow Cooker Ribs are one of my favorites!

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    Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Casserole

    MY whole family LOVED this Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Casserole. And so easy to make!
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    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
    Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Author: Lauren Cobello


    • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28 oz
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 Tbsp dried basil
    • 1 tsp minced garlic
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 12 oz. uncooked pasta
    • 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs


    • Place chicken, spices, garlic, crushed tomatoes, and water in the slow cooker.
    • Cook on high for 4 hours, medium for 6, or low for 8.
    • Shred chicken.
    • Add pasta and mix in well so that the pasta is covered in the liquid.
    • Cover and cook for another 20 minutes.
    • Add the cheese on top and close the lid and let it melt (this should take another 10 minutes).
    • While the cheese is melting, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
    • Add the breadcrumbs and mix well into the oil. Cook for a few minutes until the breadcrumbs are crispy.
    • Serve and top with the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese.


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